Low-waste recipes and DIY · Non classé

Hits and misses of a low-waste life

Since we’ve been trying to reduce our waste, we’ve also tested lots of recipes and tips to lower our waste. Some of them were great and have become parts of our routine, and others, were, well, not so great. Keep in mind that it’s only our experience, and that you might end up loving what we hate and vice-versa!! The best way to know is to try and see what works for you!!

Hits and Misses of the Zero Waste Lifestyle
The amount of trash we produce is horrific, let’s face it. Photo by Bas Emmen on Unsplash

Continue reading “Hits and misses of a low-waste life”

Low-waste recipes and DIY

Homemade low-waste bronzing powder

Hey everyone!

Despite not using a lot of makeup – none at all most of the time in fact – there are two things that I use from time to time: mascara, and blush or bronzing powder. During winter I use a light peach pressed blush, and during the warmer months, some bronzing powder. Being very fair skinned, it’s nice to get some color on my skin even if I don’t tan – at least it enhances my freckles and makes me look less like a vampire.

It’s the second year that I make my homemade bronze powder, and not only it’s easy, cheap, and low waste, but it allows you to get the exact shade of brown you want.

Let’s get to the recipe!

Continue reading “Homemade low-waste bronzing powder”

Low-waste recipes and DIY

Pain perdu, or the real French toast

In French, the famous French toast is called ‘pain perdu’, or lost bread, because it is a cheap mean of saving bread that is several days old and has become too hard to eat. It’s the French equivalent of the English pudding – we all used to use everything, and throwing away food was unheard of.

Our family eats a lot of bread, and it generally hasn’t the time to get bad. But there are times when I miscalculate how many baguettes we will eat, and the holidays usually are one of those times. When that happens, I gather what’s left of the bread and prepare  what’s both a treat and a perfect way to avoid wasting food.

French toast ingredients
What you’ll need!

Continue reading “Pain perdu, or the real French toast”